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World Dairy Innovation Awards 2023: Winners announced
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FoodBev Media

21 June 2023

World Dairy Innovation Awards 2023: Winners announced

The World Dairy Innovation Awards for 2023 have finally announced their winners, and it’s safe to say that this year’s line-up is truly impressive. From ice creams and yogurts to plant-based alternatives, this year’s winners showcased some of the most innovative and mouth-watering dairy products on the market. The winners of The World Dairy Innovation Awards 2023 were announced in a grand ceremony at Zenith's Global Dairy Congress. This year's congress theme 'reimaging dairy' supported the new innovations within the dairy industry including cultivated dairy products. FoodBev Media hosted the awards presentation, presented by marketing manager Dan Bunt, who congratulated this year's winners:

"The feedback from our judges for this year's award was a testament to the hard work each company has displayed. It was a pleasure to meet with the companies who attended the live and virtual awards ceremony, I look forward to hearing about the success from all participating companies in the future"

Congratulations to all of the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2023 winners – your dedication to creating delicious, sustainable, and innovative dairy products is truly inspiring. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the dairy industry

Artisan Product

WINNER ElkeMelk - Cow specific milk

FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yijiahao Cheese - Yili professional thick milk premix FINALIST Yili Group - Organic Camel Milk Powder FINALIST CP-Meiji - Meiji RAY

Butter/dairy spread

WINNER Land O'Lakes - Butter Balls FINALIST Milkio - Grass-Fed Sheep Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Cheese

WINNER China Feihe - Feihe Zhuoran High-calcium Cheese Lolly

FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yijiahao Cheese - Double-layer cheese lollipops FINALIST Yili Foodcode - popped cheese

FINALIST China Feihe - Zhuoran High-calcium Cheese Lumps

COMMENDED Castle MacLellan Foods - Barber's Mature Cheddar and Chorizo Cheese Bake<span COMMENDED Meiji - Hokkaido Tokachi Rich Taste Slices

Children’s dairy productWINNER Inner Mongolia Yijiahao Cheese - Cheese Bomb FINALIST Yeeper Dairy (Qingdao) Group - Bekari Quanyangshidai Sheep Milk Powder for Children FINALIST Yeeper Dairy (Qingdao) Group - Yeeper lamb sheep milk powder for children FINALIST China Feihe - ZHUORAN High-Calcium Yogurt FINALIST China Feihe - ZHUORAN High-Fiber Yogurt COMMENDED China Feihe - Xingfeifan Zhuoyao Infant Formula Stage 1 COMMENDED China Feihe - ASTROBABY Children Formula Stage 4 COMMENDED China Feihe - AstroBaby Platinum Infant Formula (0-6 Months, Stage 1)

Dairy alternativeWINNER VIETNAM DAIRY - 9 kinds of plant milk (Vinamilk Super Nut) FINALIST HiBarlee - Hazlenut Flavoured Highland Barley Drink FINALIST NotCo - NotMilk Barista™ FINALIST JÖRĐ - JÖRĐ Oat and Vanilla Drink FINALIST Meiji - Choco Koka Cacao Spread COMMENDED TCI - VeCollal® Biomimetic Collagen Drink COMMENDED Daiya - Cutting Board Mexican 4 Cheeze Style Blend Shreds COMMENDED GOE Wellness - Healthfullicious'ly M'ylk Creamy Plant Based Hemp Drink

Dairy dessert/confectioneryWINNERArla Foods Ltd x Baileys - Baileys® Extra Thick Strawberries and Cream FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yijiahao Cheese - Cheese pearls jam of Yili professional dairy

Dairy drinkWINNER Hunt and Brew - Hunt and Brew launches Single Origin Cocoa drink, no added sugar! FINALIST CP-Meiji - Milk Shake FINALIST Arla B.O.B - Arla B.O.B Semi Skimmed Milk That Tastes Like Whole FINALIST Meiji Co. - Meiji Five Star Support

Dairy protein productWINNERNottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - N-ICE Cream (Nottingham High Protein Ice Cream) FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group - Satine A2 Beta-casein Organic Pure Milk FINALIST Arla Protein - Arla Protein Chocolate Pudding FINALIST Arla Protein - Arla Protein Salted Caramel Pudding COMMENDED Meiji Co. - Savas Milk Protein Yogurt

Dairy snackWINNER Yasso - Vanilla Bean Poppables FINALIST Yili Foodcode - popped cheese FINALIST China Feihe - Feihe Zhuoran Cheese chocolate ball

Ice cream/frozen yogurtWINNER Yasso - Vanilla Bean Poppables FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group - Xujinhuan Cheese Flavored Ice cream FINALIST Arla Foods Ingredients - High protein ice cream with Nutrilac® ProteinBoost FINALIST Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams - Butterscotch Popcorn COMMENDED Meiji Co. - Dear Milk COMMENDED Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams - Biscuits With The Boss

YogurtWINNER Bright Dairy & Food Co. - Momchilovtsi FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group - AMBROSIAL Youqier FINALIST Meiji Co. - Enhanced Nutrient Absorption Yogurt Drink

Functional dairyWINNER China Feihe - AIBEN bovine colostrum Milk Powder FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group - Zhennong High Calcium FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group - ShuHua AnTangJian Sugar Control Lactose-Free milk FINALIST China Feihe - Aiben Lactoferrin Formula Milk Powder FINALIST Meiji Co. - Fat Fighting MI-2 Yogurt FINALIST Meiji Co. - Probio Yogurt R-1 (iron and vitamin C fortified) COMMENDED Meiji Co. - Meiji Meibalance with Fermented Dairy

Dairy alternative InnovationWINNER JULIENNE BRUNO® - BURRELLA® FINALIST GOE Wellness - Healthfullicious'ly M'ylk Creamy Plant Based Hemp Drink FINALIST DSM - Plant Power Oat life’s®OMEGA FINALIST VIETNAM DAIRY - 9 kinds of plant milk - Vinamilk Super Nut FINALIST Næra™ Icelandic Snacks - Vegan Oat Skyr Bites COMMENDED TCI Co. - Flounder Collagen Bone & Muscle Support Drink COMMENDED Imagindairy - Unimaginable dairy without the cows by precision fermentation COMMENDED Tetra Pak - Whole Soya

Intolerance-friendly InnovationWINNER CP-Meiji Co. - Lactose Free Dairy Milk with Malt FINALIST New Culture - Animal-free dairy cheese FINALIST MEILU BIOTECH - AusNuotore Qingyue Young Children Goat Formula Milk Powder FINALIST GOE Wellness - Healthfullicious'ly M'ylk Creamy Plant Based Hemp Drink

Manufacturing/technology innovationWINNER Arla Foods Ingredients - Refreshing Fermented Protein Drinks FINALIST DSM - AI-powered Culture Co-Creation Platform FINALIST Junlebao Dairy Group Co. - Junlebao® Kefir® K-10 FINALIST ElkeMelk - ElkeMelk COMMENDED TCI Co. - Flounder Collagen Bone & Muscle Support Drink COMMENDED Junlebao Dairy Group Co. - Junlebao® Chewing Bar Cereal Yogurt COMMENDED China Feihe - Low-temperature preparation of lactoferrin and its intelligent control

Cell-based innovationWINNER New Culture - Animal-free dairy cheese FINALIST Imagindairy - Unimaginable dairy without the cows by precision fermentation

Marketing campaignWINNER Dairy Farmers of Canada - Net-Zero by 2050 - We’re In FINALIST Les Producteurs de lait du Québec - On élève la barre (Raising the bar) FINALIST Dairy Farmers of Canada - Meet Daisy and her Mini-Games FINALIST Saputo Dairy USA - Frigo Cheese HeadsFINALIST ElkeMelk - Cow specific milk COMMENDED Hunt and Brew - Hunt and Brew shows us that the hunt for the perfect coffee is an animal instinct COMMENDED Arla Foods Ingredients - Refreshing Fermented Protein Drinks with a novel healthy twist COMMENDED Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. - AMBROSIAL Environmental Protection marketing campaign

New/start-up businessWINNER ElkeMelk - Cow specific milk FINALIST New Culture - Animal-free dairy cheese FINALIST Imagindairy - Unimaginable dairy without the cows by precision fermentation

Packaging designWINNER Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. - Satine PRO UF Milk Limited Edition of Blue and White Porcelain FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. - Satine No Printing No Ink Environmentally friendly Edition FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. - Satine Limit pasture · Hulunbuir Organic Pure Milk FINALIST Fromagerie Milleret & Amcor - Le Brie Baron

CSR/sustainability initiativeWINNER Dairy Farmers of Canada - Net-Zero by 2050, We’re In FINALIST Tetra Pak - Fibre-based barrier FINALIST Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. - Satine A2 Beta-casein Organic Pure Milk FINALIST Arla Foods - Sustainability Incentive Model COMMENDED Meiji Co. - Sustainability Division Meiji-Ajinomoto Carbon Footprint Plan with Farmers COMMENDED Joyday - Public Welfare in 2022



About the World Dairy Innovation Awards

The World Dairy Innovation Awards, in association with Zenith Global, is a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the international dairy industry. Now in their 16th year, these awards are a fantastic way for you to enhance the promotion of your dairy brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.

For more information about our selection of awards programmes, please visit foodbevawards.com or email awards@foodbev.com.

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